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O. Reg. 39/22: ZONING ORDER - CITY OF RICHMOND HILL, REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK

under Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13

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current January 28, 2022 (e-Laws currency date)

 

Planning Act
Loi sur l’aménagement du territoire

ONTARIO REGULATION 39/22

ZONING ORDER - CITY OF RICHMOND HILL, REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK

Consolidation Period: From January 28, 2022 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.

This Regulation is made in English only.

Definitions

1. In this Order,

“stacked back-to-back town house dwelling” means a building containing three or more dwelling units in which each dwelling unit,

(a)  is divided both horizontally and vertically from another dwelling unit by a common wall,

(b)  has an independent external access, and

(c)  shares a common rear exterior wall;

“stacked townhouse dwelling” means a building containing three or more dwelling units in which each dwelling unit,

(a)  is divided both horizontally and vertically from another dwelling unit by a common wall, and

(b)  has an independent external access;

zoning by-law” means Zoning By-law No. 55-15 of the City of Richmond Hill.

Application

2. (1) This Order applies to the lands in the City of Richmond Hill in the Regional Municipality of York, in the Province of Ontario, being the lands on a map numbered 286 and filed at the Toronto office of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing located at 777 Bay Street.

(2) For the purposes of this Order, the lands located in the areas shown as the Multiple Residential 1 Exception Zone and the Multiple Residential 4 Exception Zone on the map described in subsection (1) shall be considered a single lot.

Multiple Residential 1 Exception Zone

3. (1) Every use of land and every erection, location or use of any building or structure is prohibited on the lands located in the area shown as the Multiple Residential 1 Exception Zone on the map described in subsection 2 (1), except for the following:

1.  Single detached dwellings.

2.  Semi-detached dwellings.

3.  Street townhouse dwellings.

4.  Block townhouse dwellings.

5.  Rear-lane townhouse dwellings.

6.  Stacked townhouse dwellings.

7.  Back-to-back dwellings.

8.  Stacked back-to-back townhouse dwellings.

9.  Home occupations.

10.  Private home day cares.

11.  The uses set out in section 5.18 of the zoning by-law.

(2) The zoning requirements for the uses permitted under paragraph 1 of subsection (1) are the zoning requirements for Zone R3 set out in Table A2 of the zoning by-law with the following exceptions:

1.  The minimum interior lot area is 280 square metres.

2.  The minimum corner lot area is 325 square metres.

3.  The maximum lot coverage is 55 per cent.

4.  The minimum required front yard is three metres.

5.  The minimum required side yard is 0.6 metres.

6.  The minimum required rear yard is six metres.

7.  The maximum height is four storeys.

(3) The zoning requirements for the uses permitted under paragraph 2 of subsection (1) are the zoning requirements for Zone R2 set out in Table A2 of the zoning by-law, with the following exceptions:

1.  The minimum interior lot area is 370 square metres.

2.  The minimum corner lot area is 415 square metres.

3.  The maximum lot coverage is 55 per cent.

4.  The minimum required front yard is three metres.

5.  The minimum required side yard is 0.6 metres.

6.  The minimum required rear yard is six metres.

7.  The maximum height is four storeys.

(4) The following are the zoning requirements for the uses permitted under paragraphs 3 to 7 of subsection (1):

1.  The minimum interior lot frontage is 5.5 metres.

2.  The minimum corner lot frontage is 5.5 metres.

3.  The minimum East front yard is three metres.

4.  The minimum required North side yard is three metres.

5.  The minimum required South side yard is three metres.

6.  The minimum required West rear yard is three metres.

7.  The maximum height is four storeys.

(5) The following are the zoning requirements for the uses permitted under paragraphs 3 to 8 of subsection (1):

1.  The minimum building separation is three metres.

2.  The minimum setback from a street is three metres.

3.  The minimum setback from a private lane is 0.5 metres.

(6) The maximum height of a building used for the uses permitted in paragraphs 8 to 10 of subsection (1) is six storeys.

Multiple Residential 4 Exception Zone

4. (1) Every use of land and every erection, location or use of any building or structure is prohibited on the lands located in the area shown as the Multiple Residential 4 Exception Zone on the map described in subsection 2 (1), except for the following:

1.  Long-term care facilities.

2.  Senior citizen dwellings.

3.  Retirement residences.

4.  Apartment dwellings.

5.  Street townhouse dwellings.

6.  Block townhouse dwellings.

7.  Rear-lane townhouse dwellings.

8.  Stacked townhouse dwellings.

9.  Back-to-back dwellings.

10.  Stacked back-to-back townhouse dwellings.

11.  Home occupations.

12.  Private home day cares.

13.  Live-work units.

14.  The uses set out in section 5.18 of the zoning by-law.

(2) The following uses are permitted on the ground floor of a building used for the purposes referred to in paragraphs 1 to 4 of subsection (1):

1.  Artist or photographic studios.

2.  Clinics.

3.  Commercial uses .

4.  Day nurseries.

5.  Places of worship.

6.  Offices.

7.  Financial institutions.

8.  Laundry and dry-cleaning establishments.

9.  Medical offices.

10.  Retail stores.

11.  Personal service shops.

12.  Restaurants or take-out restaurants.

13.  Public parks.

14.  Community centres.

(3) The zoning requirements for the uses permitted under paragraphs 1 to 4 of subsection (1) are the zoning requirements for Zone RM4 set out in Table A2 of the zoning by-law, with the following exceptions:

1.  The minimum required West front yard is three metres.

2.  The minimum required East rear yard from the provincial highway right-of-way is 14 metres.

3.  The minimum required North side yard is 3 metres.

4.  The minimum required South side yard is 3 metres.

5.  The maximum height is 40 storeys.

6.  The maximum floor area ratio is 4.0.

7.  The minimum building separation 30 metres above grade is 25 metres.

(4) The zoning requirements for the uses permitted under paragraphs 5 to 10 of subsection (1) are the zoning requirements for Zone RM4 set out in Table A2 of the zoning by-law, with the following exceptions:

1.  The minimum townhouse width is 5.5 metres.

2.  The minimum required West front yard is three metres.

3.  The minimum required East rear yard from the provincial highway right-of-way is 14 metres.

4.  The minimum required North side yard is three metres.

5.  The minimum required South side yard is three metres.

6.  The maximum height is four storeys.

7.  The maximum floor area ratio is 4.0.

8.  The minimum building separation is three metres.

9.  The minimum setback from a street is three metres.

10.  The minimum setback from a private lane is 0.5 metres.

(5) Except with respect to non-residential uses, the uses set out in paragraphs 4 to 14 of subsection (1) and paragraphs 1 to 13 of subsection (2) shall not comprise more than 5.8 hectares of the Multiple Residential 4 Exception Zone.

Environmental Protection 2 Zone

5. Every use of land and every erection, location or use of any building or structure is prohibited on the lands located in the area shown as the Environmental Protection 2 Zone on the map described in subsection 2 (1), except for the uses set out in Table D1 of the zoning by-law.

Term of use

6. (1) Every use of land and every erection, location and use of buildings or structures shall be in accordance with this Order.

(2) Nothing in this Order prevents the use of any land, building or structure for any use prohibited by this Order if the land, building or structure is lawfully so used on the day this Order comes into force.

(3) Nothing in this Order prevents the reconstruction of any building or structure that is damaged or destroyed by causes beyond the control of the owner if the dimensions of the original building or structure are not increased and its original use is not altered.

(4) Nothing in this Order prevents the strengthening or restoration to a safe condition of any building or structure.

Deemed by-law

7. This Order is deemed for all purposes, except the purposes of section 24 of the Act, to be and to always have been a by-law passed by the council of the City of Richmond Hill.

8. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).